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THE LOCOMOTRIX PRESENT
Dostoyevsky Wannabe Night with Rosie Šnajdr, Paul Hawkins, and Lara Alonso Corona

Thursday 27th September, 7pm
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‘Kettling the Unions?’ with Alan Tuckman
Wednesday 3rd October, 7pm
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David Rovics and Jack Harris Unplugged at Housmans
Friday 5th October, 7pm 
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‘Fault Lines’ poetry with Laura Taylor and Janine Booth
Saturday 6th October, 7pm
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‘Singing for Our Lives: Stories from the Street Choirs’ with the Campaign Choirs Writing Collective
Wednesday 10th October, 7pm
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Peace News present:  'Nonviolent Anarchism/Nonviolent Revolution' with Milan Rai
Friday 19th October, 7pm 
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London Anarchist Federation present: ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Anarchism...’
Saturday 20th October, 7pm 
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‘The Leaderless Revolution’ with Carne Ross in discussion with Wail Qasim
Sunday 21st October, 7pm
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‘David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded’  with Jason Heller
Wednesday 24th October, 7pm 
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IN-STORE EVENTS at HOUSMANS

We regularly have a variety of events in the shop, and are always welcome for suggestions from authors, artists and campaigners who want to use the shop for evening events. Past events include talks, book signings, film screenings, art exhibitions and musical performances.

Click here for an archive; which includes a number of selected filmed highlights, of our previous events. Also, you can view video from some special events here.

THE LOCOMOTRIX PRESENT
Dostoyevsky Wannabe Night with Rosie Šnajdr, Paul Hawkins, and Lara Alonso Corona
Thursday 27th September, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase - tickets from here
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The Locomotrix is having a special evening dedicated to indie publisher Dostoyevsky Wannabe authors. DW "publish" independent / experimental / underground things. They publish a lot of books, any types of books − short books, long books, flash fiction, poetry, anthologies, samplers, chapbooks, experimental things.

Rosie Šnajdr writes experimental prose and co-edits the Cambridge Literary Review. First short story collection, A Hypocritical Reader, recently published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe

Paul Hawkins is a poet, text artist, performer & collaborator sometimes known as bob modem &/or haul pawkins | they studied the art of sleeping standing up & drinking lying down with nearly disastrous consequences | they've written a number of books, some collaborative, some not | they co-run Hesterglock Press with partner-in-crime Sarer Scotthorne | Editor of DW Cities: Bristol, as well as Lou Ham: RAS (both published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018) find out more at www.hesterglock.net

Lara Alonso Corona is a queer writer from the north of Spain. They studied Film and TV in Madrid before making the decision to write in a second language and move to London. Their fiction has appeared in venues like Literary Orphans, Whiskey Island, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, Burning House Press and the noir anthology Betty Fedora, among others. They are the current reviews editor at the literary magazine Minor Literature(s). You can find them on Twitter at @lalonsocorona.

https://www.dostoyevskywannabe.com

‘Kettling the Unions?’ with Alan Tuckman
Wednesday 3rd October, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
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Trade Union Act was a transparent attempt to contain and constrain trade unions. It has introduced draconian restrictions on the right to strike and new restrictions covering balloting and picketing. Alan Tuckman discusses the act and considers how it can be repealed.

"This very welcome book is intended to provide an analysis of the roots of the Trade Union Act 2016. Those roots lie in Thatcher’s legislation of the 1980s and further back to the undermining of collective bargaining in UK industrial relations that developed in the 1970s, in the context of neoliberalism’s rise to dominance.

As well as aiming to be a guide to the 2016 Trade Union Act and its effect on the trade union movement, this book sets it in the context of decades of attacks on the rights of workers to organise by Conservative governments."
Mark Serwotka - PCS General Secretary

David Rovics and Jack Harris Unplugged at Housmans
Friday 5th October, 7pm
Tickets £8 Waged / £6 Unwaged / £10 Solidarity Price
Tickets @ tiny.cc/davidrovicshousmans
Advance booking recommended
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David Rovics is coming back to England. Do not miss this uniquely intimate unplugged show with one of the finest radical songwriters around. A true, international favourite.

Supporting him will be the fantastically talented, award-winning folk guitarist and songwriter Jack Harris. Do check him out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aope-tYFu60

Tickets are limited and advanced booking is recommended. Tickets are available here and are £8 waged £6 unwaged and £10 solidarity price - in recognition of an artist who's always given away so much of his music for free. Get them at www.skiddle.com/e/13313633.

"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics." - Andy Kershaw, BBC

‘Fault Lines’ poetry with Laura Taylor and Janine Booth
Saturday 6th October, 7pm – entry by donation
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An evening of powerhouse, passionate, angry and hopeful class-struggle poetry.

Laura Taylor reads from her second collection 'Fault Lines'.

"'Fault Lines' is a poetic battle cry written by a woman who has learnt to suit herself. Laura Taylor’s poems fuse her fury, kindness and eye for the collective good. I’d like my teenage daughter to read these poems because, as women, we shouldn’t have to wait for middle age to claim the right to be ourselves." Alice Nutter, ex-Chumbawamba, screenwriter and playwright.

She is joined by Janine Booth, reading from her collections 'Mostly Hating Tories' and 'The 3 Rs: Ranting, Rhyming, Revolting'.

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"At a time when it’s not fashionable for poets to express their political opinions in their work, Janine Booth’s feisty pamphlet bucks the trend, staunchly telling it like it is. It’s a spirited collection of energetic short poems that will make you laugh, cheer or clap, sometimes all at the same time."
Agnes Meadows, poet and writer

‘Singing for Our Lives: Stories from the Street Choirs’ with the Campaign Choirs Writing Collective
Wednesday 10th October, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

Join members of the Campaign Choirs Writing Collective as they discuss their new book, Singing for Our Lives: Stories from the Street Choirs published by HammerOn Press, which draws on over 40 oral histories with members of the UK’s many street choirs.

The discussion will reflect on street choirs’ origins in and connections with other social movements, notably Greenham Common, the Miners’ Strike, anti-apartheid and Palestinian struggles and will explore how making music can contribute to non-violent and just social transitions.

Singing for Our Lives 'speaks to us as political activists, bringing to our attention the street choir movement as a valuable space we may have overlooked, in which rousing and effective political work can be done, lifting spirits, energizing and unifying people of a locality and community' (Cynthia Cockburn), and has been warmly endorsed by Peggy Seeger, Boff Whalley and Frankie Armstrong.

Alongside readings from the book there will be opportunities for singing, facilitated by members of London-based choirs Raised Voices and Strawberry Thieves.

https://www.hammeronpress.net/shop/oral-history/singing-for-our-lives/

Part of the #nottheanarchistbookfair programme
Peace News present:
'Nonviolent Anarchism/Nonviolent Revolution' with Milan Rai

Friday 19th October, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
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Nonviolent action and nonviolent strategies have been central to many revolutionary movements, including the anarchist parts of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Indian independence movement, the armed anarchist revolution in Spain in 1936, and the Arab Spring. This talk traces some of the connections between anarchism and the peace movement, including the way that anarchist ways of doing things have become part of the common values of many grassroots movements.

Peace News editor Milan Rai, author of Chomsky's Politics, is one of those brought to nonviolent anarchism by the British anarcho-pacifist punk band Crass in the late 1970s.

Part of the #nottheanarchistbookfair series of events taking place across London. Please visit https://anarchistfestival.wordpress.com for the full programme.

Part of the #nottheanarchistbookfair programme
London Anarchist Federation present:
‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Anarchism...’
Saturday 20th October, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase


Members of the London Anarchist Federation will discuss anarchism as a political philosophy, its history, key thinkers and modern currents as well as an anarchist FAQ. This talk is aimed at those interested in learning more about anarchism and will also include an overview of the many anarchist groups you can get involved with.The talk will be followed by a Q&A in case we miss anything in the FAQ and then a social in a nearby pub.

Part of the #nottheanarchistbookfair series of events taking place across London. Please visit https://anarchistfestival.wordpress.com for the full programme.

Part of the #nottheanarchistbookfair programme
‘The Leaderless Revolution’
with Carne Ross in discussion with Wail Qasim
Sunday 21st October, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
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Carne Ross is best known for once working as a British diplomat before leaving the civil service in disgust over the Iraq war, and testifying against the government at the Butler Review. He has gone on to become an advocate for anarchist organising. Carne will discuss his personal insights of the British state and ideas of what role anarchism can play in reshaping society.

Part of the #nottheanarchistbookfair series of events taking place across London. Please visit https://anarchistfestival.wordpress.com for the full programme.

‘David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded’
with Jason Heller

Wednesday 24th October, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
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Jason Heller discusses his book ‘Strange Stars’, which tells the story of how incredibly well read artists - David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and many more - brought Sci Fi's cosmic flare to their lyrics, sounds, and styles, and changed pop music forever.




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